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Old 12-05-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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Just got done polishing today.
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:30 PM   #2
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Re: 60 Ln.Ft. Concrete Bar


And bathroom vanitys to match.
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Very nice!! Pour in place? How did you handle the seams?
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What seams?
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Very Nice!!
I like the rough front edge.
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I like it.
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:56 PM   #7
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I prefer the rough edge also, but I was only allowed to do it in the bathrooms. They thought the rough edge would tear up the bar stools too much.
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Won't it crack?
Or is that just not an issue?

Looks good. 4" peagravel with additives and cast glass etc in the surface?

I think the smooth edge is better in this case but yes the rough edge has its applications.

Hope you make it back when the whole place is done for a final picture.
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Well Im asking if you put seams in it, and if you did how did you handle it?

I poured on about that long in the shape of eyebrow and it ended up cracking even though we mixed dry, with additives, and lots of reinforcing.
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You can check out my process on facebook. No, I did not put seams in it. I have done more than 12 bars for people at there homes. When I show people jobs with control joints vs. jobs with just allowing hairline cracks, they prefer hairline cracks that I had to point out. They like the seamless look.

As a former ACI board member, and a regional speaker on how to do flatwork concrete, I decided to think outside the box.

I order my concrete by w/c ratio, vs slump. Learned that from Ken Hover, now president of ACI!
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6string, I had a concrete truck deliver my concrete! I am fortunate enough to have a good supplier. They do what I need them to do , when I need it. I ordered a 6 1/2 sack mix with 85% rock -5/8ths, with low range wr and added hr wr at the job site. Used the shilstone program to figure out the mix design. Yield is good. Most concrete weighs #3950/yrd, mine is about #4240/yrd and tests out at about 7800 psi before polishing!
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Sounds like youve got a great mix!

I always mix on site, but use 3/8" as well as a very low w/c ratio. When I said mine cracked, it was more hairline cracks I'd like to add. Its not as if there are 1/8 gaping cracks.

I did meet a guy recently who does GFRC not too far from me. I did some work on his building. That is a very interesting product.

Great looking work again!
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Good looking stuff. I'd like to see more of this type of work.

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The Bar is open! See the rest of the pics on facebook. Not going to resize all of the photos!
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Did you use form inserts for the rough face finish? Or make your own? What?
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I'm a fan...Great work!
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On the rough face, I use a form liner, the same one I use for my pool coping face.
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Beautiful.

They look to be at least 3" thick. Did you do anything to cut down on the weight? Did you add a foam insert?

I bought the Cheng book and have done some much smaller projects. I can only imagine how difficult a bigger project would be. But it's always fun.

I'll have to check out your FB page. Nice work.

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